Order of Service

SUNDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2021

HARVEST FESTIVAL

10.30 AM  MAIN EUCHARIST

PREACHER THE VICAR

Welcome to St Mark’s. Today the choir returns from a well-deserved summer holiday and will lead the singing once again.  All who wish to do so may join in singing the hymns, the Gloria in excelsis, the Creed and the Lord’s Prayer.  The wearing of a face covering in church is now optional.

 We are unable to take a collection during the service, but donations can be made at the back of the church using the contactless devices. Please might you complete a Gift Aid Envelope, adding the amount given, and leave in the tray near the device?

 It may be that there is some crowding round the devices at the end of the service. We should also be very grateful for any donations made by BACS.

 For payments by BACs:

Account name: The PCC of St Mark’s Regent’s Park

Account number 21795627

Sort code: 40-02-03

ORDER OF SERVICE

The choir enters. All stand as a bell is rung.

 

INTROIT SENTENCE

HAVE mercy upon me, O Lord, for I have called daily upon thee: for thou, O Lord, art gracious merciful and plenteous in thy loving kindness toward all them that call upon thee. Bow down thine ear, O Lord, and hear me: for I am poor and in misery.

 

INTROIT HYMN

275 We plough the fields and scatter

 

IN the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

The Lord be with you.

And with thy spirit.

 

The Kyries – choir

 KYRIE eleison (x3)

Christe eleison (x3)

Kyrie eleison (x3)

 

The celebrant welcomes the congregation and introduces the intentions of the service.

 

Gloria in Excelsis


GLORY
be to God on high,

and in earth peace, good will towards men.

 

We praise thee, we bless thee,

we worship thee, we glorify thee,

we give thanks to thee for thy great glory,

O Lord God, heavenly King,

God the Father almighty.

 

O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesu Christ:

O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,

that takest away the sins of the world,

have mercy upon us.

Thou that takest away the sins of the world,

receive our prayer.

Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father,

have mercy upon us.

 

For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord;

thou only, O Christ,

with the Holy Ghost,

art  most high, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

 

THE COLLECT

O ETERNAL God, who crownest the year with thy goodness and dost give us the fruits of the earth in their season: give us grace  that we may use them to thy glory, for the relief of those in need and for our own well-being; through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

 

The OLD TESTAMENT LESSON

Joel 2:21-27

FEAR not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things. Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength. Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil. And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed. And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.

 

 

GRADUAL HYMN

 

258 Lord of beauty, thine the splendour (omit v 2)

 

The Lord be with you.

And with thy spirit.

The continuation of the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
Glory be to thee, O Lord.

 

The Gospel

Matthew 6:25-33

THEREFORE I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

 

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise be to thee, O Christ.

 

THE SERMON

The Vicar

 

THE NICENE CREED


I BELIEVE in one God the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

and of all things visible and invisible:

 

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,

the only-begotten Son of God,

begotten of his Father before all worlds,

God of God, Light of Light,

very God of very God, begotten, not made,

being of one substance with the Father,

by whom all things were made;

               who for us men and for our salvation

came down from heaven,

 

and was incarnate

by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary,

and was made man,

 

and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.

He suffered and was buried,

and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven,

and sitteth on the right hand of the Father.

And he shall come again with glory to judge both the

quick and the dead: whose kingdom shall have no end.

 

And I believe in the Holy Ghost,

the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceedeth from the Father [and the Son],

who with the Father and the Son together

is worshipped and glorified, who spake by the prophets.

And I believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins.

And I look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

Please kneel.

THE GENERAL THANKSGIVING


ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, we thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all men; we bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we shew forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives; by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

 

Please remain kneeling.

 

THE PENITENTIAL RITE

YE that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways: draw near with faith, and take this holy sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.

 ALMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men: We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed,  By thought, word, and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty, provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us.  We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us; The burden of them is intolerable.

Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake,  Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

The Absolution

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father,

who of his great mercy
hath promised forgiveness of sins
to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith
turn unto him; have mercy upon you;
pardon and deliver you from all your sins;
confirm and strengthen you in all goodness;
and bring you to everlasting life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 
The Liturgy of the Sacrament

 

The Peace

THE harvest of the Spirit is love, joy, peace. If the Spirit is the source of our life, let the Spirit also direct its course.

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And with thy spirit.

 

OFFERTORY SENTENCE – choir

 O LORD, I will make mention of thy righteousness only: thou, O God, hast taught me from my youth up until now; forsake me not, O God, in mine old age, when I am gray-headed.

Please remain standing as the collection is taken.

 

OFFERTORY HYMN

 

270 Come, ye thankful people, come

 

The sanctuary bell rings and the congregation kneels.

 

THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER

THE Lord be with you

and with thy spirit.

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up unto the Lord.

Let us give thanks unto the Lord our God.
It is meet and right so to do.

 IT is very meet, right and our bounden duty, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks unto thee, O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ thine only Son our Lord. For he is thy living Word; through him thou hast created all  things from the beginning, and fashioned us in thine own image. Through him thou didst redeem us from the slavery of sin, giving him to be born of a woman, to die upon the cross, and to rise again for us. Through him thou hast made us a people for thine own possession, exalting him to thy right hand on high, and sending forth through him thy holy and life-giving Spirit. Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name, evermore praising thee and saying:

 

SANCTUS & BENEDICTUS – choir

 

          Holy, holy, holy,                           Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus

Lord God of hosts,                       Dominus Deus Sabaoth.

heaven and earth are full              Pleni sunt cœli et terra

of thy glory.                                  gloria tua.

Glory be to thee, O Lord most high.  Hosanna in excelsis.

 

Blessed is he that cometh in the  Benedictus qui venit

name of the Lord.                         in nomine Domini.

Hosanna in the highest.                Hosanna in excelsis.


Accept our praises, heavenly Father, through thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, and as we follow his example and obey his command, grant that by the power of thy Holy Spirit these gifts of bread and wine may be unto us his body and his blood; who, in the same night that he was betrayed, took bread; and when he had given thanks to thee, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me. Likewise after supper he took the cup; and when he had given thanks to thee, he gave it to them, saying: Drink ye all of this; for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me. Wherefore, O Lord and heavenly Father, we remember his offering of himself made once for all upon the cross; we proclaim his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension; we look for the coming of his kingdom and with this bread and this cup we make the memorial of Christ thy Son our Lord.

 

Great is the mystery of faith.

Christ has died.

Christ is risen.

Christ will come again.

 

Accept through him, our great high priest, this our sacrifice of thanks and praise, and as we eat and drink these holy gifts in the presence of thy divine majesty, renew us by thy Holy Spirit, inspire us with thy love, and unite us in the body of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, by whom, and with whom, and in whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father almighty, world without end. Amen.

 

As our Saviour Christ hath commanded and taught us, we are bold to say:

OUR Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

 WE break this bread to share in the body of Christ.

Though we are many we are one body because we all share in the one bread.

 BEHOLD the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world. Happy are those who are called to his supper.

 Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof, but speak the word only and my soul shall be healed.

 WE do not presume to come to this thy table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy table. But thou art the same Lord, whose property is always to have mercy: grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen.

 

All are invited to the communion rail. If you are confirmed, or you are a regular communicant in your own church, you are very welcome to receive communion. If you would like a blessing, please bring the order of service with you.

 

AGNUS DEI – choir

 AGNUS Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem.


O LAMB of God, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, grant us thy peace.

 

COMMUNION MOTET

TURN back O Man, forswear thy foolish ways. Old now is Earth, and none may count her days, Yet thou, her child, whose head is crowned with flame, Still wilt not hear thine inner God proclaim, “Turn back, O Man, forswear thy foolish ways.” Earth might be fair and all men glad and wise. Age after age their tragic empires rise, Built while they dream, and in that dreaming weep: Would man but wake from out his haunted sleep, Earth might be fair and all men glad and wise. Earth shall be fair, and all her people one: Nor till that hour shall God’s whole will be done. Now, even now, once more from earth to sky, Peals forth in joy man’s old undaunted cry: “Earth shall be fair and all her folk be one!”

Words Clifford Bax 1886-1962 Music Gustave Holst 1874-1934

Prayer after Communion

ALMIGHTY God, who hast taught us through thy Son that love is the fulfilling of the law: grant that we may love thee with our whole heart, and our neighbours as ourselves; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Please stand.

The blessing of the Harvest Gifts

LORD, thou hast promised that while the earth remaineth, summer and winter, day and night, springtime and harvest shall not cease; thou hast brought us to this place, and given us a share in this land, and now we have brought before thee some of the harvest, which thou, O Lord, hast given us. By the offering of a part, sanctify the whole. All things come from thee, O Lord, and of thine own do we give thee. Amen.

BLESSING AND DISMISSAL

The Lord be with you.

And with thy spirit.

 

MAY God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the source of all goodness and growth, pour his blessing upon all things created and upon you his children that we may use them to his glory the welfare of all people; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen.

 

Go in the peace of Christ.

Thanks be to God.

 

FINAL HYMN

254 For the fruits of his creation

 

Organ Voluntary

Nun Danket alle Gott – Karg-Elert

 

 

 

 

NOTICES

 

Please remember that all are most welcome at the

Thursday 6.00 pm Said Eucharist & Tuesday 8.30 am Said Eucharist

 

Sunday 26 September

10.30 am Sung Eucharist

and drinks for Cider Apple Sunday in the Vicarage Garden (if fine)

 

Sunday 3 October – Dedication Festival

 

Sunday 31 October All Saints’ Sunday

 

Tuesday 2 November – All Souls’ Day

6.00pm Sung Requiem

 

Sunday 14 November

10.55 am Remembrance Sunday Choral Requiem

 

Sunday 28 November – Advent Sunday

10.30 am Litany and Sung Eucharist

4.00 pm The Advent Procession

 

Tuesday 7 December – Advent II

7 pm Community Carols

 

Sunday 12 December – Advent III

10.30 Sung Eucharist and Nativity Play

with Bayleaf the Donkey

Thursday 16 December

Carol Singing in the Oldfield Estate

 

Sunday 19 December – Advent IV

4.00 pm Christmas Carol Service

 

Friday 24 December – Christmas Eve

8.00 pm Midnight Mass

 

Saturday 25 December – Christmas Day

10.30 am Sung Eucharist

 

CONTACTS

 

Vicar The Revd Canon William Gulliford

4 Regent’s Park Road

London NW1 7TX

Tel: 020 7485 6340, 07957 451419

e-mail: william.gulliford@london.anglican.org

 

Hon. Assistant Clergy

 

The Revd Joanna Yates

 

Churchwardens

Ms Carole McLeod

Mr Joseph Steadman

 

Director of Music

Mr Michael Bowden

 

Parish Clerk Miss Rosamond Miskin parishclerkstmarks@gmail.com

 

 

Weekly Services

SUNDAY

8 am Said Eucharist

9.30 am Children’s Eucharist (1st Sunday of the month)

10.30 am Sung Eucharist

(Sunday School 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month)

6 pm Evensong

 

WEEKDAYS

Tuesday 8.30 am Said Eucharist

Thursday 6 pm Said Eucharist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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